Thursday, September 24, 2009


If you have been reading this blog for even a little while you know my deep, real FEAR of crickets. And if you know me in real life you absolutely know that I am truly terrified of them. And all of you don't get it. You have told me so. You say, "They can't hurt you!" "They don't bite!" "Why are you so afraid?" To that I say, I have no idea. I know they don't bite. But y'all, I am truly terrified. They jump high, they fly, you can think you are just "steering clear" of them and the next thing you know they are flying like a dive bomber at your head.

When we were juniors (maybe seniors??) in college we had a date party at Minute Maid park to watch an Astro's game. For those of you that have ever been there, a lot of times (maybe all the time?) they will keep the roof closed until around the 7th inning and then they open it up to the nights' sky. Well, there we were, an entire sorority and all of their dates sitting in the upper deck cheap seats and enjoying the game when the roof starts opening....y'all, I'm not even exaggerating it was an invasion of crickets! They were coming in near the lights and they were flying and landing and jumping and....I had a panic attack. I was on the inside of a row and they were hitting my shoulders and I was truly doing everything I could to get out of there and get air in my lungs. IT.WAS.AWFUL. And it was terribly embarrassing.

SO, you can imagine my horror when Dave sent me a link yesterday with the title, "Do you want to go to a game?" I saw that the link was for something Aggie related so I was thinking he finally wanted to go to an Aggie football game! I clicked on the link and it was an entire forum post about how the Aggies have a problem.....A.BIG.FREAKING.PROBLEM.
Those are crickets.

So are those. (I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...)

Dave's comment: "I don't even want to think about the scene you would have caused."

Neither do I.


Kristen said...

I would say that you're being a wee dramatic, but those photos are absolutely haunting.

All you need is love... said...

That is disgusting!
I am going to be at the game this weekend... and now I am having 2nd thoughts!!

P.S. What sorority were you in??

Tiffany said...

Kristen, you know that is not dramatic! Can you even fathom all of those crickets??

And All you need is Love, I was a Pi Phi! PC '99.

Chic Runner said...

That is SO disgusting. I just got the chills just looking at that. EW!

Kara said...

I have the same phobia of frogs. Even seeing a photo of one just makes me have trouble getting air to my lungs. I know it makes no sense either, but it is horrible all the same.

Vicki said...

I have the woolies just thinking about them. I won't even watch their games on tv, just in case.
They are evil, harmful little creatures..all I'm saying.

Liz said...


It was junior year. I specifically remember trying to ask you to just breathe so you wouldn't ACTUALLY have a panic attack. It was touch and go there for a little bit.

Elicia said...

That is NASTY. Oh gosh, there is no way I'm going to a game this year. Ha!

Oh and I def remember Angels in the Outfield. Lol.

Anonymous said...

That's so gross! I hate crickets too!